Dia De Los Muertos
Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is almost here. Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. It is a prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. Self Help Graphic and Art brings in this special day to the heart of Los Angeles. Self Help Graphic and Art was founded in 1970. They are dedicated to the production, interpretation of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. They want to show artistic empowerment that comes from the community around them. They have organized the Dia De Los Muertos event in Los Angeles for the past 44 years. The participation is made up of 50 community organizations, 150 plus volunteers, and over 10,000 attendees.
Noche de Ofrenda (Community Altar Night)
Another big event hosted is Noche de Ofrenda (Community Altar Night). Every Saturday in October they have Community Art Workshops. It consists of creating traditional crafts to honor the dead. This big night is the preparation of the altars. This event honors those who have passed, so families create altars to remember them. Those who participate create personal altars and display them for the festivities. This is a way they share their memories and tell stories of who these special people were and what they meant to them. Poetry plays a big role in this emotional event. The famous Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) will be available on this special evening and for everyone to enjoy.
Where: Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School
1200 Plaza Del Sol, Boyle Heights, CA 90033
When: November 4, 2017
Need a place to stay after a beautiful day of festivities? Stay with us at the Dixie Hollywood for an enjoyable stay. Were just a few minutes away from all the fun!